April 30, 2013 - The Office of Administrative Hearings was directed by the 2010 Session Laws of Minnesota, Chapter 297, Section 3, to make an annual report to the "chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees and divisions with jurisdiction over the office on receipt and expendtiure of money under [Minn. Stat. § 13.085] in the preceding fiscal year."
April 23, 2013 - The Panel concludes that the Complainant has established by a preponderance of the evidence that Respondent violated Minn. Stat. § 211B.05, subd. 2, by charging political candidates different rates for advertising. The Panel concludes further that a civil penalty of $250 is appropriate.
April 19, 2013 - This matter is reassigned to the Honorable Steve M. Mihalchick. The DOCKET NUMBER IS MODIFIED to: OAH 48-3100-30344.
Respondent’s Motion to Strike and Request for Continuance is GRANTED as set forth in the attached Memorandum.
Respondent’s Motion to Dismiss is DENIED.
April 18, 2013 - The Department’s Motion for a Default is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE to re-filing.
The reassignment of this matter for additional proceedings to the Honorable Ann C. O’Reilly is still in effect and the current docket number is listed above.
April 16, 2013 - That Respondent CTAP pay a civil penalty of $600 by July 15, 2013, for violating Minn. Stat. § 211B.15, subd. 2.
That Respondent Dan Puhl pay a civil penalty of $600 by July 15, 2013, for violating Minn. Stat. § 211B.15, subd. 2, in his role as incorporator, officer and CTAP board member pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 211B.15, subd. 6.
That Respondents Mary Igo, Tom Datwyler, and Fred Meyer are reprimanded for violating Minn. Stat. § 211B.15, subd. 2, in their roles as officers and board members of CTAP pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 211B.15, subd. 6.
That the Complainant’s allegations that Respondents RPM, Tony Sutton, and Ron Huettl violated Minn. Stat. § 211B.15, subd. 13, by aiding and abetting CTAP’s violation of Minn. Stat. § 211B.15, subd. 2, are DISMISSED.
That the Complainant’s allegation that Respondent Tony Sutton violated Minn. Stat. § 211B.15, subd. 6, by acting as an agent on behalf of CTAP and directing CTAP to violate Minn. Stat. § 211B.15, subd. 2, is DISMISSED